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Party conference roundup

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The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.

Localism in a hung parliament

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A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on.   135 days after their last national …

Innovative Local Growth Initiatives and the Liberal Democrat Fringe

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LGiU and Eastleigh Borough Council investigate Liberal Democrats’ innovative approaches to encouraging local economic growth

Incentives for Local Growth at the Conservative Fringe

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LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.

LGiU at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference

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Growth and localism at the LibDem Party Conference

Democracy-max: council leaders say yes to devolution

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England and Wales should have the same devolved powers as Scotland and that power should be held locally.

Public Health at the Labour Fringe

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LGiU explores local councils’ provision of public health services at our Labour Conference Fringe event.

LGiU at the Conservative Party Conference

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From social care and health to growth and new powers for councils, localism is at the top of the agenda.

LGiU at the Labour Party Conference

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Post referendum, pre-general election – localism will be a hot topic at the party conferences. Find out what LGiU is doing at the Labour Party Conference.

We need real localism, not technocratic tinkering

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Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU Chief Executive, responds to the result of the Scottish independence referendum: Scotland’s decision to stay in the Union and the additional devolution it has been promised will see a renewed focus on local governance in the rest …

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